CommsWire - 28 March 2018

Gold Coast gets Telstra ‘world first’ 5G Wi-Fi precinct
Telstra is claiming a world-first with the switching on of a precinct of 5G-enabled WiFi hotspots on Australia’s Gold Coast, allowing locals free broadband during evaluation of the technology.

Vodafone and Nokia set sights on 5G mobile in NZ
Vodafone and Nokia have showcased 5G or fifth generation mobile technology at an event in New Zealand which they say is set to dramatically increase the speed at which data can navigate across mobile networks.

Tasmanian Govt seeks $122m from Basslink over cable outage
The Tasmanian Government has formally lodged a notice of dispute with Basslink, claiming damages to the tune of $122 million as a result of a six-month outage that began in December 2015.

Commmerce Commission to assess changes affecting mobile telecommunications
New Zealand’s competition regulator, The Commerce Commission, has broadened the scope of a study it will undertake into regulation and changes to the country’s mobile telecommunications sector.

Vocus refuses to confirm identity of NZ business buyer
The Vocus Group has refused to confirm a report that it is set to sell its New Zealand business to NZ power and Internet provider Trustpower for about $250 million.